Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Council Homes and Homelessness
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To approve the local lettings scheme for the new homes at Rich Estates and the local lettings criteria for Willow Walk and Tannery Way.
1. That the local lettings scheme for the new homes at Rich Estates where 50% of the properties will be allocated to existing council tenants within the local area and residents of the local Peabody-owned homes who are registered on the council’s waiting list be approved.
2. That the local lettings criteria for Willow Walk and Tannery Way as shown below be approved:
i. The local area is defined as tenants on the immediate estate where the development is located:
- Setchell Estate
- Astley Estate
- Rennie Estate
- Lynton Road Estate
- Longfield Estate
- Jacob Island House (Peabody Housing Trust)
- Nearby surrounding properties.
ii. Only rent arrears of less than four weeks or £50 if claiming housing benefit at point of application and point of offer will be permitted.
iii. Households can only move upon successful completion of pre-tenancy inspection and interview as per section 5.26 of the council’s published allocation scheme.
iv. Only households assessed in a housing need (bands 1-3) will be allocated a property through the local lettings scheme. Households will be prioritised in existing priority bands and priority starts in accordance with our published allocations scheme.
v. Requests for additional bedrooms above the assessed need will not be considered unless on medical grounds confirmed by Housing Solutions medical assessment. Equally households will not be permitted to move into the new homes if the property is below their assessed bed need therefore creating a situation of overcrowding.
Publication date: 23/06/2022
Date of decision: 23/06/2022
Effective from: 01/07/2022